Gérard Prêcheur

Paris Saint-Germain have this morning announced the arrival of Gérard Prêcheur as the new manager of the women’s team, replacing Didier Ollé-Nicolle, who was initially suspended in May over allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour towards a player.

The 62-year-old formerly managed the Lyon team between 2014 and 2017, winning three league titles in a row and the Champions League twice before moving on to China to manage the Jiangsu Suning women’s team.

Before his time in management, he had been key in developping women’s football at a national level in a role at the FFF between 2000 and 2004, and again from 2010 to 2014.

Prêcheur has signed on an initial one-season deal, with an option for his contract to be extended by a further year. After an internal club investigation, the club announced that it has found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Ollé-Nicole.

His contract was nevertheless terminated yesterday by mutual consent, after a season of mixed results on the pitch and controversy off it.

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